“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Africa should promote freedom of expression and association and encourage countries to address police and security force abuses, Human Rights Watch said in a public letter today.”
Human rights protection is essential to good governance and development.
“Accountability is an urgent need for Kenya, which has yet to make significant progress on prosecuting those responsible for post-election violence in 2007, and which now faces a new set of elections for March 2013. Continued widespread abuses by police and security forces, with near-complete impunity, are of deep concern in the light of Kenya’s forthcoming vote.”
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